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Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything
Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything
Offered by Audible, Inc. (US)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great philosophy of information architecture and how everything is intertwingled, January 23, 2015
Intertwingled is an insightful book about how information permeates and relates everything. It is sprinkled with glimpses of Morville's own journey through life and how information has changed him along the way. Intertwined with observations from thinkers in a wide range of fields, these personal reflections serve to illustrate the author’s ideas about nature, categories, connections, culture, and limits in information architecture. Through these insights, the book practices what it preaches by showing how information truly changes everything.

One important concept conveyed is the use of ethnography in information architecture. This section alone makes the book worth reading.

This book is more philosophical than technical, so if you are looking for a more technical book on Information Architecture, I recommend the author's Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (cowritten with Louis Rosenfeld). But if you are ready to ponder the intertwingled ethics and efficacies of good information architecture, then this is essential reading.


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion (Admin Companion)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion (Admin Companion)
by Bill English
Edition: Paperback
Price: $43.81
66 used & new from $4.34

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-Have Resource for SharePoint Architects, Admins, and Developers, May 30, 2011
This text is a must-have if you are responsible for architecting and implementing the infrastructure for a SharePoint 2010 farm large or small. It takes you through setting up your Windows and SQL servers, Web Front-End (WFE) servers, application servers, and more. It is also very useful for learning, setting up, and administering most of the SharePoint 2010 Server features.

In these 1150 pages you will find much of the deep conceptual, technical, and instructional material you need as a SharePoint 2010 professional. The included CD gives you a fully searchable eBook version, as well as sample scripts.

I chose this over "Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant" (which appears to be an excellent resource as well) simply because this Administrator's Companion contained a bit more depth on many of the concepts that were important to me.


SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One
SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One
by Raymond Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $42.74
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep and Wide Intro for the SharePoint 2010 Pro, May 30, 2011
This text introduces a wide range of SharePoint 2010 concepts and solutions. It is a great introductory text for the SharePoint 2010 professional. That is not to say this is a "beginner" text: It is quite practical, and offers good supplemental perspectives on the covered topics, even if you have an established SharePoint 2010 Pro library. As the back of the book states, "A team of experts shares the six most essential areas of SharePoint 2010."

The big six are: Branding, Development, Business Connectivity Services, Social Networking, Workflow, and Search.

If you are looking for a good and technical introduction to these top areas of SharePoint 2010, you'll be glad you have this title on hand. Once you are ready to go more in depth into an area, you'll be better equipped to do just that. Even then, you'll still want this book in reach.


Building a Server with FreeBSD 7
Building a Server with FreeBSD 7
by Bryan J. Hong
Edition: Paperback
Price: $25.55
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Step-by-Step Guide for the Real World, May 4, 2009
We recently made the move from Windows to Apple Leopard servers. Since we had great PC server hardware left over, we decided to go with the Unix closest to OS X: FreeBSD. There was a learning curve, but this and a few other books are getting us ahead.

While most books talk theory or are references, Hong's guide will give you exactly what you need and nothing you don't to get up to speed quickly with a real server. It's not tedious like your typical step-by-step guide. The format is very clear and you know exactly what you are supposed to do.

Most of the ports Hong includes will be helpful to any server configuration. Install what you need and leave off what you don't. These ports are among the most popular. In our case, most of them are what Apple is using in their Darwin/Leopard, so this guide has helped us create a complimentary server.

This is the most practical of the FreeBSD 7 books you need for your server and learning pleasure. When I was trying to decide between this one and Absolute FreeBSD: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD, 2nd Edition, I finally concluded I had to get both. That book is your theory while Building a Server is your field guide.


Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
by Steve Krug
Edition: Paperback
Price: $23.60
200 used & new from $1.20

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Title Says It All, September 15, 2006
I've read a lot on usability, and this is the single-best source I've seen. Every site designer and developer has to read this book. In fact, everyone on the decision food chain in your organization at least needs to be aware of what Krug teaches us. I will forever use usability testing often and early in the process now. Remember, it doesn't matter how cool your application or website is--if people can't use it, they will get frustrated and leave. Please--give us all a better experience!


Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS
Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS
by Dan Cederholm
Edition: Paperback
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Title Says It All, September 15, 2006
Dan's book has been incredible in helping me built great UIs that truly are bulletproof. I'm currently working with a mega-church to design a completely new website, and Bulletproof stays on my desk as a terrific reference. I'm amazed at how easy writing clean code is and how bulletproof it really is. Something like a box with links that I used to build out of complex tables and sliced images (that would invariably break in certain conditions) can now be done with a couple of divs, a couple of images, and a few lines of CSS. Amazing! This is a must have book for all designers.


Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide
Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide
by Charles Wyke-Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: $31.49
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Straight-Forward, No Fluff, September 15, 2006
This book is an incredible guide to writing Web code the right way from the design side. Most websites are so poorly coded, and most texts I've used to make sense of using XHTML/CSS have fallen short. But Stylin' delivers real-world, extremely useful examples like the drop down menus. You will walk away from this book understanding clearly how to structure your pages with clean, standardized markup (XHTML) and how to style them perfectly across clients (CSS). Imagine (for example) a dynamic dropdown menu built solely from a super-clean ul list!

One note: as will all books of this nature, make sure you visit the author's website for the few bits of errata first! This will ensure a good experience, as he is very responsive to his readers.


Transforming Culture: A Challenge for Christian Mission
Transforming Culture: A Challenge for Christian Mission
by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.33
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for Missions Students, January 12, 2003
This is a graduate-level missiology text. Lingenfelter offers some important theoretical insights into cross-cultural ministry. The ideas help the missionary to think critically about several areas of the target culture: social order; property; labor and productivity; generosity and exchange; authority and family; authority and community; disputes, conflicts, and communication; and transforming culture. This is important reading for missionaries; if you are in a graduate missions program, this will likely be a text for your worldview course.


NIV Study Bible: New International Version (Large Print Edition)
NIV Study Bible: New International Version (Large Print Edition)
by Kenneth Barker
Edition: Hardcover
30 used & new from $21.88

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The NIV Reality, January 12, 2003
The notes of the NIV Study Bible are helpful for average Bible readers. The maps and time lines are also very helpful.
The NIV is one of a number of "dynamic equivalent" translations of the Holy Scriptures. There is no perfect translation, since translation is inherently interpretation, but the NIV does a pretty good job of bringing the Scriptures, originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek, to modern English. I prefer the NRSV for more serious study, but the NIV is a great devotional Bible.
The King James Bible was the best in its day. In today's world, it is NOT closer to the original Scriptures as some think, but as its translators say in the forward, it is a revision of a revision and was meant to be improved upon as the English language evolved. That is what translations like the NIV and the NRSV attempt to accomplish. We have uncovered better Greek manuscripts now and understand the language better.


Microsoft® FrontPage® Version 2002 Inside Out
Microsoft® FrontPage® Version 2002 Inside Out
by Jim Buyens
Edition: Paperback
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Complete Web Development Guide for ALL FrontPage Users, February 12, 2002
......If you use FrontPage 2002 and want to get the most out of it, this is your book. Buyens covers nearly every important aspect of Web development from site planning to development and deployment. He teaches you how to use FrontPage to do this and fills in the gaps (that any WYSIWYG development tool will leave). The topics include: every aspect of FrontPage 2002 (given), building and managing whole Web sites, design conventions (fonts, colors, graphics, etc.), Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, forms, Web server info, Active Server Pages, database usage, and a host of others. He gives lots of code snippets that you need as well as tips and tricks; intermediates and beginners will benefit greatly from this. More advanced topics like ASP and ADO are given a good introduction if you want it. The CD adds several bonus chapters of advanced content and tools.
......At first scan, I was a little overwhelmed with the whole book. When I finally sat down to go through the whole book (and actually read it) each chapter made great sense. I was able to skim a few sections that I knew well, but still got some helpful "inside" information from them. This book is very comprehensive and is not overly technical.
......I recommend it both for the IT pro who wants complete control over his/her Web site design and management and for enthusiastic beginners (and everyone in between). If you just want to create simple Web pages like Word docs, I suggest something like _Front Page, Step by Step_ instead. If you want to use FrontPage to create dynamic, quality, and easy to maintain Web sites, this is your COMPLETE reference.


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